Tuesday, March 10, 2009

The Simpson Clan Volume XVIII, Issue 3, Winter 2002/2003

Descendants of Nathaniel Simpson
By Fran Laird, 115 Lexington Rd., Bel Air, MD 21014, email: flamar1@msn.com

Generation No. 1

1. Nathaniel1 SIMPSON was born between 1770 - 1780 in North Carolina, probably near the Holston River in present-day Tennessee and died before October 02, 1843 in Humphreys Co., Tennessee.

Notes for Nathaniel SIMPSON:

1807 Tax list of Hickman Co., Tennessee, on Hurricane Creek. [Don Simpson, 1995]

1809 Purchased 123 acres on S fork of Hurricane Creek, Hickman Co., Tennessee. [Don Simpson, 1995]

1812, Capt. of Militia, "History of Hickman Co., Tennessee" by Spence

1819 April 5, buyer at estate sale of Robert MELTON in Dickson Co., Tennessee. [Dickson Co., Tennessee, Handbook, p 80, by Jill K. Garrett, 1984, Southern Historical Press, Easley, SC]

1820 Hickman Co., Tennessee, federal census

1830 Dickson Co., Tennessee, federal census

1836-37 Humphreys Co., Tennessee, Dist. 10 tax list, 100 acres.

1840 Humphreys Co., Tennessee, federal census

1843 Sept 23, Humphreys Co., Tennessee Deed Book H, pp 4-5: Ludwell RICHARDS of Virginia, deeds land to James H. WILCOX of Metropolis, Massac Co., Illinois, on S side of Hurricane Creek & lots in Metropolis, land in Humphreys Co., formerly Dickson Co., adj Nathaniel SIMPSON. Recorded 9 Sep 1844.

1843 Oct 2, Humphreys Co., Tennessee, County Court Minutes, p 68: Wm. C. HEDGE made settlement as administrator of estate of Nathaniel SIMPSON.

1847 Nov 22, Humphreys Co., Tennessee, Deed - This indenture made and entered into this the twenty second day of November one thousand and eight hundred and forty-seven between Samuel SIMPSON, Thomas SIMPSON, Nathaniel SIMPSON, Robert SIMPSON, Benjamin SIMPSON and John N. TIDWELL, for his wife Jeanette formerly SIMPSON, Lindsay R. BRIMM for his wife Jemima formerly SIMPSON all legatees (of Nathaniel SIMPSON of Humphreys Co., Tennessee) all of Tippah County and state of Mississippi of the one part, and Nathaniel SIMPSON of Humphreys County, of the other part. Witnessed for deed in consideration of the sum of three hundred dollars to them the said parties of the first part before assignee and delivering these presents the receipt whereof they do by these presents acknowledge hath by this presents, bargained, granted, sold; ... and confirmed unto the said Nathaniel SIMPSON of the second part, his heirs and assigns all that tract or parcel of land situated, lying and being in Humphreys County, formerly Hickman Co., Tennessee, and on the south fork of Hurricane Creek, and twelve poles south of the upper large spring beginning at a gum tree marked N.S. then west one hundred and fifty poles to a dogwood Blased, thence north sixty poles to the creek. In all sixty eight poles to a hickory and dogwood in Benjamin HOLLANDs south boundary line of his occupant claim thence east with his line fifty two poles to an ash said HOLLANDs S.E. corner thence north with said HOLLANDs East boundary line fifty five and one half poles to a dogwood on said line thence east one hundred poles to a dogwood & hickory thence south ninety poles to the creek in all one hundred and twenty three & l/2 poles to the beginning containing one hundred acres of land to be the same more or less also one other tract or parcel of land containing fifty and 3/4 acres by survey bearing date 15th Oct 1835 lying in said county on Little Hurricane Creek beginning at the S.W. corner of RAGANs 150 acre tract thence north with his line 64 poles to a hickory thence west twenty seven poles to a black walnut Thence north 30 poles to hickory Thence west seventy poles to a chestnut Thence south 94 poles to a white oak Thence east to the beginning. To have and to hold the aforesaid tracts or parcels of land with all advantages ... and appertenances there unto belonging as in any.... appertaining [?] to the said Nathaniel SIMPSON, his heirs, and assignees for ever and ... and the parties of the first part their heirs Executors administrators and assigns doth covenant and agree to and with the said Simpson his heirs and assigns to warrant and forever defend the said Bargained premises ... said party of the second his heirs and assigns against the claim of all persons whatsoever claiming ... whereof were the said parties of the first part have here unto set our hands and affixed their seals the day above written.

/S/ Samuel SIMPSON (Seal) - /S/ Thomas SIMPSON (Seal) - /S/ Nathaniel SIMPSON [Seal] - /S/ Robt (x) SIMPSON (Seal) - /S/ Benjamin (x) SIMPSON (Seal) - /S/ John N. (x) TIDWELL (Seal) In behalf of his wife Jenette - /S/ Lindsay R. BRIMM (Seal) In behalf of his wife Jemima - Jennetta (x) TIDWELL (Seal) - Jemima (x) BRIMM (Seal) - /S/ John SIMPSON

State of Mississippi - Tippah County. Before me the undersigned and acting Justice of the Peace for said county personally appeared before me, Sam'l SIMPSON, Thomas SIMPSON, Nathaniel SIMPSON, Robt. SIMPSON, Benjamin SIMPSON, John N. TIDWELL & Lindsay BRIMM with whom I am personally acquainted and whose names appear to the foregoing deed and acknowledged that they signed, sealed and delivered the same on the day and year therein mentioned as this act, Given under my hand and seal 22nd Nov 1847. /S/ I. WHEATLEY (Seal), Justice of the Peace

State of Mississippi - Tippah County. Personally came before me the undersigned Justice of the Peace Jennetta TIDWELL the wife of John N. TIDWELL also Jamima "Retten" BRIMM the wife of Lindsay R. BRIMM who acknowledge that they signed the foregoing deed who on a private examinations by me separate and apart from their husbands acknowledge that they signed, sold and delivered the foregoing deed on the day and year aforementioned as this act and deed freely without any fears threats or compulsion of their husbands given under my hand and seal this 7th day of March 1849.
/S/ S. A. RHODES (Seal), Justice of the Peace

The State of Mississippi, Tippah Co. I Samuel HUNT Clerk of the Probate Court of said county do hereby certify that Isaac WHEATLY whose genuine signature appears to the foregoing certificate of acknowledgement to and was at the date there of as acting Justice of the Peace in and for said county, elected, qualified and commissioned according to law and that all his official acts as such are and ought to be entitled to full faith and credit. In witness whereof I have set my hand and the seal of said court at office this the 18th day of December A.D. 1847. /S/ Daniel HUNT, Clerk

The State of Mississippi, Tippah Co. I, Wm. R. BUCHANAN, Judge of the Probate Court of said county do hereby certify that Daniel HUNT whose genuine signature appeared to the above certificate is and was at the time of signing the said Clerk of the Probate Court of said county, Elected, qualified and commissioned according to law and that all his official acts as such are and ought to be entitled to full faith and credit given under my hand and seal the 18th day of December 1847.
/S/ Wm. R. BUCHANAN (Seal), Judge of Probate

State of Tennessee, Humphreys Co. Registers office June 19th, 1849. Then was the within deed of conveyance from Samuel SIMPSON and others to Nathaniel SIMPSON with the certificates those as duly registered in said office in Book L (?), pages 475-476-477-478 Recd for ... and noted in note book A page 83. /S/ R. P. McCRARY, Register

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Nathaniel's wife or wives are unknown. He appears to have been a widower when he died.

He was a brother of the William SIMPSON who married Margaret Ann MATTOX/MADDOX/MATLOCK 3 Nov 1803 in Wayne Co., Kentucky, and who lived near him in Humphreys Co., Tennessee. It was probably his nephew, Nathaniel SIMPSON, s/o of this William, who bought his property after his death. Evidence that Nathaniel and William were brothers is established by family lore that two cousins, both named Samuel SIMPSON, arrived in Tippah County, about 1835-36, and both were named in the 1837 county tax roll. To distinguish between the two, one was known as Red Sam and the other as Black Sam, depending on the color of their hair. Before 1840 Samuel, s/o William, moved to Texas and left behind an old English text book with the name Rebecca McKINNEY written on the flyleaf - the name of this Samuel's first wife. The book remains in the family of Samuel, s/o Nathaniel, to this day, it is said.

According to the obituary for William SIMPSON, brother of Nathaniel, that appeared in the Waverly Journal, 27 May 1875, their father died near the Holston River in East Tennessee (at that time part of North Carolina) and the family then moved to Wayne Co., Kentucky. Therefore it is safe to say that Nathaniel and William probably were born in North Carolina since Tennessee did not become a state until 1796. Unfortunately, the name of the father was not given.

The 1840 census of Humphreys Co., Tennessee, shows Nathaniel with six others in his home. The sons check out as the youngest Benjamin with his older brothers Robert and Nathaniel, Jr. The females were Jemima (possible twin of Nathaniel, Jr.) and her older sister Mary Jennet as well as one other born between 1810 and 1820, who was an unknown sister or possibly a young wife of Nathaniel, head of the household.

It should be noted here that the known descendants, who lived in Tippah Co., Mississippi, all lived in that part that became Benton County late in 1870, after the census of that year. They stayed in the same area where they had first located and unless otherwise noted were all born and died there.

Children of Nathaniel SIMPSON are:

+ 2 i. John2 SIMPSON, born about. 1800 in Virginia; died between 1860 - 1870 in Tippah Co., Mississippi.

3 ii. William SIMPSON.

Notes for William SIMPSON:
It is unknown when William was born. He has never been found in a census. This is the only known record: Humphreys Co., Tennessee, Deed Book H, p 100 - William SIMPSON, legatee of Nathaniel SIMPSON, deeds to William C. HEDGE for $20 "my interest in the Tennessee land of Nat. SIMPSON in Dist. 10, dated 5 Apr 1845, recorded 9 Apr 1845.

+ 4 iii. Samuel C. SIMPSON, born June 04, 1805 in Tennessee probably; died February 05, 1887 in Benton Co., Mississippi.

5 iv. Thomas SIMPSON, born about. 1816 in Humphreys Co., Tennessee, died unknown.

Notes for Thomas SIMPSON:
Since Thomas was not living in his father's home in the 1840 census, it is most likely that he had gone to Tippah Co., Mississippi, with his older brother Samuel. In fact he may be the Thomas SIMPSON who was on the 1837 County Tax Roll there. In 1850 he was living there with his sister Jemima and her husband Lindsay R. BRIM, and he probably moved with them to Navarro Co., Texas, in 1854.

+ 6 v. Mary/Polly Jennett SIMPSON, born about. 1821 in Humphreys Co., Tennessee; died between. 1858 - 1859 in Tippah Co., Mississippi.

+ 7 vi. Robert W. SIMPSON, born January 02, 1824 in Humphreys Co., Tennessee; died June 01, 1888 in Ashland, Benton Co., Mississippi.

+ 8 vii. Jemima SIMPSON, born about. 1826 in Humphreys Co., Tennessee; died 1868 in Dresden, Navarro Co., Texas.

+ 9 viii. Nathaniel SIMPSON, Jr., born about. 1826 in Humphreys Co., Tennessee, died unknown.

+ 10 ix. Benjamin H. "Doc" SIMPSON, born about. 1827 in Humphreys Co., Tennessee; died about. 1871 in Ashland, Benton Co., Mississippi.

To be continued

Descendants of William Simpson [and Elizabeth Hocking] in Cherokee Co. GA
By Kathleen Akin, 380 Braxton Place, Tucker, GA 30084, email: abish@bellsouth.net

Continued from the previous issue

Balus Wilson SIMPSON (son of John SIMPSON and Arilla OSBURN) born 28 July 1814 South Carolina; died 16 December 1901 Georgia; buried Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery Cobb Co., Georgia; married December 1836 DeKalb Co., Georgia to Permelia EVINS born 17 November 1814 Virginia; died 15 September 1886 Georgia, buried Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery, Cobb Co., Georgia. Their children were:

1. Sarah Elizabeth SIMPSON born 15 November 1837 Cherokee Co., Georgia; died 10 August 1895 Georgia; married 21 December 1854 DeKalb Co., Georgia/Cherokee Co., Georgia to William A. FOWLER.

2. Frances Adaline SIMPSON born 9 June 1839 Cherokee Co., Georgia; died 7 February 1883 Georgia; married 30 December 1861 DeKalb Co., Georgia Cherokee Co., Georgia to George E. FOWLER.

3. Silas Milton SIMPSON born 10 November 1840 Cherokee Co., Georgia; died 30 March 1913 DeKalb Co., Georgia; buried Rehoboth Baptist Church DeKalb Co., Georgia; married 9 January 1868 DeKalb Co., Georgia to Mary Melissa CAMPBELL.

4. Sylvanus Samantha Caroline SIMPSON born 5 September 1842 Cherokee Co., Georgia; died 9 September 1915 Georgia.

5. Melvin Eulises SIMPSON born 16 February 1845 Cherokee Co., Georgia; died 31 October 1875 Cherokee Co., Georgia; buried Carmel Baptist Church DeKalb Co., Georgia Cherokee Co., Georgia

6. F.M. SIMPSON (male) born 26 December 1847 Cherokee Co., Georgia; died 24 October 1910.

7. Plesant Marion SIMPSON born 30 October 1848 Cherokee Co., Georgia; died 4 January 1872

8. Terissa Riller SIMPSON born 17 February 1850 Cherokee Co., Georgia; died 11 September 1875

9. Malissa Elvira SIMPSON born 24 February 1851 Cherokee Co., Georgia; died 3 July 1925 DeKalb Co., Georgia; buried Bethel Baptist Church, Cobb Co., Georgia; married 28 May 1902 Cobb Co., Georgia to Meredith SIMPSON.

10. Virgil Wilson SIMPSON born 15 May 1854 Cherokee Co., Georgia; died 6 January 1897 ; married 13 December 1874 Cherokee Co., Georgia to Sarah F. SARGENT.

B.W. SIMPSON appeared on the census of 1840 in Cherokee Co., Georgia showing that he was born between 1811 and 1820. He was identified as Balus SIMPSON on the 1860 census in Cherokee County #1038, #1101. He was 46 years old. Rufus W. SIMPSON and Benjamin F. SIMPSON were sued by Charles WHITLOCK and a judgment was rendered on 5 March 1842. He was sued for a debt on during the April term of court in 1841 and judgment was rendered in May of that year. During that term James BLACKMAN Jr. won a suit against both Balus W. SIMPSON and B. F. SIMPSON.

To be continued

HOSEA SIMPSON, SOUTH CAROLINA TO ALABAMA
DESCENDANTS FROM ALABAMA TO TEXAS

by Sheila Simpson, 8105 SE 79th Street, Mercer Island, WA 98040;
sheilasimpson14@hotmail.com; 206-236-2910 Fax 206-236-2883

CENSUS INFORMATION
1830 Census for Laurens County, South Carolina
SIMPSON, Hony (sic)
1 male, ages 0-5 (Sanford)
1 male, ages 30-40 (Hosea)
1 female, ages 0-5 (Elizabeth)
1 female ages 30-40 (Alesey)

1840 Census for Laurens County, South Carolina
SIMPSON, Hosea
2 males, ages 5-10 (John,?)
1 male, ages 10-15 (Sanford)
1 male, ages 40-50 (Hosea)
2 females, ages 0-5 (Mahala?)
1 female, ages 10-15 (Elizabeth)
1 female, ages 30-40 (Alesey)

1850 Census for Eastern Subdivision, Anderson County, South Carolina October 4, 1850
SIMPSON, Hosey, age 50, male, Mechanic, born South Carolina, cannot read or write
SIMPSON, Absey (sic), age 42, female, born South Carolina, cannot read or write
SIMPSON, Elizabeth, age 20, female, born South Carolina, cannot read or write
SIMPSON, John, age 14, born South Carolina
SIMPSON, Mahala, age 11, female, born South Carolina
SIMPSON, Malinda J., age 9, female, born South Carolina
SIMPSON, Peter, age 3, female (sic), born South Carolina
SIMPSON, David, age 4, male, born South Carolina

Separate Household:
SIMPSON, Sanford, age 23, male, Laborer, born South Carolina
SIMPSON, Kessiah, age 22, female, born South Carolina
SIMPSON, Louisa, age 3, female, born South Carolina

1860 Division No. 2, DeKalb County, Alabama July 12, 1860
SIMPSON, Hosea, age 60, male, Farm Laborer, Personal Property $40, born SC
SIMPSON, Alesy, age 32 (sic), female, born SC
SIMPSON, Mahala, age 20, female, born SC
SIMPSON, Peter, age 14, male, born SC
SIMPSON, David, age 13, male, born SC
SIMPSON, Samuel, age 9, male, born SC
SIMPSON, Elizabeth, age 30, female, born SC
SIMPSON, Rebecca, age 6, female, born SC
SIMPSON, Margaret, age 3, female, born SC

Separate Household:
SIMPSON, Sanford, age 33, male, Farmer, Real Estate $100, Personal Property $100, born SC
SIMPSON, Rissiah (sic), age 31, female, born SC
SIMPSON, Frances, age 13, female, born SC

Separate Household:
SIMPSON, John, age 23, Farm Laborer, Personal Property $30, born SC
SIMPSON, Mary, age 20, born SC
SIMPSON, Sarah J., age 2, born SC

1870 Census for Lebanon, DeKalb County, Alabama August 16, 1870
SIMPSON, Alsey, age 66, female, Keeping House, Personal estate $100, born South Carolina
SIMPSON, Samuel, age 18, male, working on Farm, born South Carolina
ROBINS, Mahala, age 32, female, Housekeeping, born South Carolina
ROBINS, John P., age 11, male, Working on Farm, born Georgia
All individuals are listed as White

Separate Household:
DICKSON, Thomas, age 26, male, Farmer, Real estate $200, Personal estate $96, born SC, cannot read or write
DICKSON, Frances L., age 23, female, Keeping House, born SC, cannot read or write
DICKSON, Josephine, age 3, female, At Home, born AL
DICKSON, Andrew V., age 1, male, At Home, born AL
HEAFNER, Keziah, age 41, female, Without Occupation, born SC
All individuals are listed as White

1870 Census for Big Coon, Jackson County, Alabama July 3, 1870
ROBERTS, Calvin, age 56, male, Farm laborer, Personal estate $200, born North Carolina
ROBERTS, Malinda J., age 28, female, Keeping House, born SC, cannot read or write
ROBERTS, Anne E., age 23, female, At Home, born AL, cannot write
ROBERTS, Martha, age 10, female, At Home, born AL, cannot write
ROBERTS, Charlotte, age 7, female, born AL, cannot read or write
ROBERTS, Mary A. K., age 6, female, born AL, attended school within the year
ROBERTS, John A., age 3, male, born AL
ROBERTS, Hannah J., age 6/12, female, month of birth Nov, born AL
SUGGS, George, age 10, male, born AL
All individuals are listed as White

1880 Census for Beat 14, 18 & 25, Jackson County, Alabama
SIMPSON, Samuel, Farmer, male, married, age 25, born SC, father born SC, mother born SC
SIMPSON, Jane, Keeping House, Wife, female, married, age 24, born AL, father born Tennessee, mother born Tennessee
SIMPSON, Josephine, Daughter, female, single, age 8, born AL, father born SC, mother born Tennessee
SIMPSON, July, Daughter, female, single, age 6, born AL, father born SC, mother born Tennessee
SIMPSON, Martha, Daughter, female, single, age 1, born AL, father born SC, mother born Tennessee
HENDERSON, Frank, School Teacher, male, single, age 19, born Tennessee, father born Tennessee, mother born Alabama
NEWMAN, Henry C., Cooper, male, widowed, age 60, born Virginia, father born PA, mother born Virginia

1880 Census for Beat No. 18, Jackson County, Alabama
ROBERTS, Malind (sic) J., Keeping House, female, widowed, age 38, born SC, father born SC, mother born SC
ROBERTS, Aelic (sic) J., Son, male, single, age 13, born AL, father born SC, mother born SC
ROBERTS, Hannah J, Daughter, female, single, age 10, born AL, father born SC, mother born SC
ROBERTS, Florence C., Daughter, female, single, age 8, born AL, father born SC, mother born SC
ROBERTS, Robert T., Son, male, single, age 4, born AL, father born SC, mother born SC

Separate Household:
SIMPSON, Perry, Farming, male, married, age 20, born GA, father born GA, mother born SC
SIMPSON, Mary A., Keeping House, Wife, married, age 15, born AL, father born SC, mother born SC
SIMPSON, Mohala (sic), House, Mother, single, age 41, born SC, father born SC, mother born SC
SUGS (sic), George W., Labor, single, age 20, born North Carolina, father born North Carolina, mother born SC
All are listed as White

1880 Census for Travis County, Texas
DICKSON, Thos, Farmer, male, married, age 35, born North Carolina
DICKSON, France (sic) L., Keeps House, Wife, female, married, age 33, born SC
DICKSON, Josaphine (sic), Daughter, female, single, age 13, born AL, father born North Carolina, mother born SC
DICKSON, R. V., Son, male, age 11, single, born AL, father born North Carolina, mother born SC
DICKSON, Annie, Daughter, female, age 9, single, born Texas, father born North Carolina, mother born SC
DICKSON, Minnie, Daughter, female, age 6, single, born Texas, father born North Carolina, mother born SC
SIMPSON, Kesia (sic), Mother Law, age 48, born SC
BENFORD, L., Farm Hand, male, single, mulatto, age 23, born Texas
ROBINSON, Jesse, Farm Hand, male, single, black, age 25, born Texas
All others are listed as White

1900 Census for Madison County, Alabama June 5, 1900
SIMPSON, Sam, Head, born August 1853, age 46, married 29 years, born SC, father born SC, mother born SC, Farmer
SIMPSON, Jane, Wife, born August 1850, age 49, married 29 years, born AL, father born North Carolina, mother born North Carolina
SIMPSON, Judae V., Daughter, born October 1890, age 9, born AL, father born SC, mother born AL
SIMPSON, Ruben, Son, born August 1881, age 18, born AL, father born SC, mother born AL, Farm laborer
SIMPSON, Ben A., Son, born August 1884, age 15, born AL, father born SC, mother born AL, Farm laborer
SIMPSON, Charlie H., Son, born June 1892, age 7, born AL, father born SC, mother born AL
Jane listed 8 children with 6 still living. They rented the farm they resided upon. No one in the family could read or write.

1900 Census for Fannin County, Texas June 16, 1900
ROBERDS, Bob, Head, born November 1879, age 22, single, born AL, father born AL, mother born AL, Farmer
ROBERDS, Jane, Mother, born March 1848, age 52, widowed, born AL, father born GA, mother born GA
Jane listed 6 children with 6 still living. They rented the farm they resided upon. Both Bob and Jane could read and write.
1900 Census for Hunts County, Texas June 22, 1900
SIMPSON, Perry, Head, born July 1859, age 40, married 20 years, born GA, father born unknown, mother born SC, Farmer
SIMPSON, Mar (sic), Wife, born December 1861, age 38, married 20 years, born AL, father born unknown, mother born SC
SIMPSON, Monroe, Son, born August 1882, age 17, born AL, father born GA, mother born AL, Farm Laborer
SIMPSON, Sarah, Daughter, born June 1885, age 15, born AL, father born GA, mother born AL
SIMPSON, Hampton, Son, born October 1886, age 14, born AL, father born GA, mother born AL
SIMPSON, Alice, Daughter, born October 1890, age 9, born AL, father born GA, mother born AL
SIMPSON, Dema, Daughter, born May 1892, age 8, born AL, father born GA, mother born AL
SIMPSON, Labon (sic), Son, born March 1894, age 6, born AL, father born GA, mother born AL
SIMPSON, Fanny, Daughter, born March 1896, age 4, born AL, father born GA, mother born AL
SIMPSON, Lev, Son, born January 1898, age 2, born AL, father born GA, mother born AL
SIMPSON, Pearl, born May 1900, age 0, born AL, father born GA, mother born AL
SIMPSON, Mahala, born April 1839, age 61, widowed, married 1 year, born SC, father born SC, mother born SC
Mar SIMPSON listed 11 children with 10 still living; Mahala SIMPSON listed 1 child with 1 still living.

They rented the farm they resided upon. Perry, Mar and Mahala could not read or write.

Concluded

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